Osmosis 2024: Sustainability and the 5Ps for a Comprehensive Future

deadline for submissions: 
August 30, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, School of Liberal Arts and Social Science, East Delta University, Chattogram 4209, Bangladesh
contact email: 


Osmosis 2024: Sustainability and the 5Ps for a Comprehensive Future

Conference Date: Thursday, 28 November 2024
Deadline for Proposal Submissions: Friday, 30 August 2024
Organised by: Department of English, School of Liberal Arts and Social Science, East Delta University, Chattogram 4209, Bangladesh
Contact Email: osmosisedu2024@gmail.com
Keynote Speaker: TBA

In an era defined by unprecedented global challenges and opportunities, this conference aims to foster dialogue and collaboration across disciplines to address critical issues related to People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnerships, the key pillars (5Ps) of the United Nations' Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. This conference aspires to bring together academics, practitioners, policymakers, and students from diverse fields such as STEM studies, development studies, environmental science, economics, political science, sociology, arts, and the humanities to explore comprehensive strategies for sustainable development. It is set to showcase speeches in sustainability and interdisciplinary fields offering valuable perspectives on cutting-edge research and creative approaches. By recognizing the need to adapt and evolve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) beyond 2030, this conference will also focus on envisioning and planning for a post-2030 future. It hopes to address the necessary adjustments to the goals to ensure they remain relevant and effective in tackling emerging global issues. The conference will centre on merging liberal arts education with sustainability efforts highlighting the importance of implementing digitization in thinking, creativity, innovation, leadership, and ethical reasoning in shaping a better future.

Questions that need to be addressed in the Osmosis 2024 conference are:

1) How can we measure and evaluate the impact of interdisciplinary strategies for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

2) How can we leverage innovation and foresight to effectively predict and mitigate challenges that threaten the global realization of the Sustainable Development Goals?

3) What can be a few potential educational reforms and innovations to create a culture of sustainability and empowerment of young people to build a more inclusive world?

4) What are the ways to extend gender dynamics for impacting access to resources and opportunities in sustainable development and interdisciplinary strategies?

5) How can we integrate Liberal Arts with scientific research and digital storytelling in the curricula to effectively respond to the urgency of sustainability issues, inspire collective action, and enhance students’ understanding of these critical concerns?

6) What are the local and global sustainability challenges, and how may interdisciplinary projects among/within multifarious institutions collaborate to develop innovative solutions for these challenges?

7) What role can policymakers and/or the government play in bringing together people, sustainability, and national development?

8) How far is it imperative, considering the difficulties encountered in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the stipulated 2030 timeline, that we reassess the scope and timeframe of these objectives to ensure their effective realization through novel and comprehensive approaches?

This conference aims to catalyse the development of ideas and projects that will significantly impact the current and future advancements of the SDGs. Furthermore, it will engage deeply with the distinct complexities and prospects encountered by low- and middle-income nations within the framework of sustainable development. By emphasizing on the interconnectedness of social, environmental, and economic dimensions of sustainability, this conference hopes to inspire holistic approaches to resilience and sustainability, equipping participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to drive positive change in their communities and beyond.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • 17 SDGs and 5Ps
  • Sustainability and AI/AGI
  • Urban and Planetary Development
  • Language, Literature, and Sustainability
  • Climate Crises
  • Inclusivity
  • Universal Equality
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Sustainable Communities, Social Justice, and Innovation
  • Identity Design
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Health Humanities
  • Bioregionalism
  • Ethics and Philosophy of Sustainability
  • The Role of Education in Achieving the SDGs
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Ecopsychology
  • Journalism and (Social) Media
  • Cultural Sustainability
  • Global Citizenship Education

Submission Guidelines
The conference welcomes scholars and researchers in any discipline within the broad themes of sustainability, governance, education, and the 5Ps for submitting abstracts of 250 words (along with a 100-word short bio in MS Word format) for 20-minute presentation to osmosisedu2024@gmail.com on/before Friday, 30 August 2024. The organising committee also welcomes focused-panel discussions, plenary sessions, and workshops. We aim to respond by the second week of September 2024 with a decision.

Key Considerations
This is an in-person, one-day conference to take place at East Delta University, Chattogram, Bangladesh. The official language is English, and the conference does not cover travel or accommodation expenses.

All selected abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. After the conference, participants will have the option of submitting their complete papers for possible publication in Palimpsest: East Delta University Journal of English Studies, a double peer-reviewed journal, in its 5th volume in 2025.

For more details about Palimpsest, please visit: https://palimpsest.eastdelta.edu.bd 

For any queries about the conference, please email: osmosisedu2024@gmail.com